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Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them and if you knew what we know. yeah, why don't you share. why don't you ask john bran anyone who's in front of you going to be the next head of the c.i.a. if you vote for him, what evidence did you have to kill awlkai and his 16-year-old son in a different strike, who is also a u.s. citizen. there are no coincidences. we killed him and another u.s. citizenual with him in a separate strike, we accidentally happened to kill someone else in his family, a 16-year-old, also a u.s. citizen. those questions didn't get asked. asked who made the decision to execute a 16-year-old u.s. citizen, was it you or someone else? >> weirdly the u.s. senators were polite and did not ask. they asked interesting questions including this question. >> i never believe it's better the to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible to elicit the intelligence from them t
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
a locked room because of homeowners whose live you helped to destroy. >> today the u.s. government filed charges against the agencies of standard & poor's for its role in the 2008 economic cries. s & p rates investments. when they give an investment a high rating it's considered a low risk. even the most conservative investors like pension funds feel confident buying that product. well the justice department allegeses that s & p knowingly gave high rates to toxic bad mortgages that s & p knew were risky because s & p wanted more business from the banks that createed those purposefully risky bad bundles. that's right. they said the agency, they're getting paid by the very banks they're evaluating. a little conflict of credit? >> s & p misled investors including federally insureed financial institutions causing them to lose billions of dollars. >> going after the credit rating agencies have been a long time in coming. they've called it code made alchemy. they've been doing it for three years and during that time s & p turned over 100 million pages of documents including e-mails betwe
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
interesting situation because you can't be all together that happy with u.s. policies towards palestinian considering the wall that you're against etc. and here you are in the united states you may get an oscar. i would be excited. how do you reconcile these two things. >> yes i'm very excited. my son is very excited to come to the united states, and to come to be in this historic day. what happens to me in the los angeles airport reminds me where i live and where i come from because i get this in my country from israeli army, israeli occupation every day. we are under many pressures in our homes. so you know, i know this treatment. it's like a reminder, this reminds me of what happens to me in my home. >> cenk: so tell me why the movie is called "five broken cameras" and what you were covering? >> "five broken cameras" is a film about my experience, my point of view, it's about me. my story the peaceful existence in the village about my friends and the daily life in the village. it's a long period of shooting, about seven years. i was following the events of the village and f
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
attorneys and u.s. attorneys who are out there every day squeezing ordinary citizens on sometimes very thin grounds, and taking them to trial in order to make an example, as they put it. i'm really concerned that too big to fail has become too big for trial. that just seems wrong to me. cenk: so david look, if we said this in washington d.c., that power establishment doesn't hold itself accountable under any circumstances but will crush the average guy, you'd get laughed out of the room, saying oh oh, come on, that's so conspirator yell, you're case dawg. is elizabeth warren right there's two standards depending whether you're rich and powerful. >> she's exactly right. we can see that on the hsby bank in which the u.s. government let off this huge bank doing business with criminals, drug cartels and terrorists, and the justice department, the obama justice department essentially let that bank off the hook without a single prosecution of an executive, without prosecuting the company as a whole settling with that company at the same time our government said it's tough on individual criminals.
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
people around the world but with a small amount of money by u.s. standards, do you think a lot of good in africa. all of those programs will be cut. so you know, what matthew 25 says is that when the man comes in judgment at the end of time and nations are judged, the question that we'll be asked as a nation is what did you do for hungry people? what did you do for people who didn't have enough to eat or didn't have something to wear? so i do think that the decision about the national budget. this is a tough decision. it is not a trivial decision. but figuring out how to cut back, how to reduce our deficit without hurting people who are having a hard time feeding their kids is important to our national character. on the positive side, i guess -- rather than sort of judgmental thing, i just think that you know, most people have had some sort of experience where they feel like they've been blessed by god. and if you had that experience, you want to help people who are struggling. there are a lot of people struggling in this economy. we ought to be able to solve the fiscal problem without
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. he was a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals of bravery. >> michael hastings joins us with this segment as well. when you read in kyle's history you read that he had five tours in iraq. there are reports that he killed as many as 160 people. what are your thoughts on this story? >> i think it's very much laudatory that he was trying to help a 25-year-old veteran with ptsd. kyle had great success with his book. he became somewhat of a celebrity in the military community, and he was trying to use that in a positive way bringing a kid out to a shooting range. i know people might think that's odd, why would you take someone with ptsd to a range and around gunfire. there were people who would go back in the war zone to relive the experience but instead have a positive result at the end of it. there are different things that people are trying to do to combat those things and it sound like that's what they were trying to do in this case. >> did you know chris kyle at all? >> no, i reached out to him when i did a story on a forme
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Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
secrets from the u.s. and that it's giving them an upper hand in the business sense. there is other kind of hackers action experts will say the hackers from eastern europe and russia are more interested into hacking into bank accounts and using that for, you know, cyber crime and more of a, you know, stealing money from credit cards and such. the chinese almost say they are more interested in taking documents. withe about -- everything is so technology depend ant these days. air traffic controller system. you think about our transportation systems, the electric grid. you can go on and on. a hacker -- could a hacker get into those systems and shut them down? >> that's absolutely what the obama administration is continuing to warn about. during the state of the union address last week, the president mentioned that. again, the possibility that a hacker with the click of a mouse could should down part of the power grid and turn off the lights. >> how do we fight against this? last year, attempted to stop this or at least patch up some of the flaws and security flaws. xwhapd actually is
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
department memo concludes that the u.s. government can order the killing of american citizens if they are believed to be senior operational leaders of al-qaeda or an associated force -- here's the key line -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. so that policy is that we believe justice department is saying it is perfectly legal to use drones, not just to go out and kill people that we think might some day plan an attack against the united states who are not friendly to the united states. but also to kill americans anywhere on the planet whom we think are traitors or may some day, plan something against the united states even if there is no evidence that they are now engaged in an active plot. raises the whole question about drone warfare. i'm torn about it because it's a different kind of warfare. i mean, certainly, i would like to know what you think about this. 1-866-55-press. the problem i believe is we've got this technology. we are using it. we are using it more than anybody has ever used it before. i mean i
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
awaiting the president's big state of the union address today taking place from the u.s. capitol at 9:00 eastern tonight. we're expecting to focus on quite a few issues including immigration, gun safety, same-sex marriage equality and of course, the economy. gun violence though is the big question here. not whether or not he'll address it because of course, he will. but which aspects he will choose to talk about and how much the issue will dominate the night. we know about 30 house democrats are bringing victims of gun violence as their guests tonight. and so are other members of the administration. all in all, we can expect 120 of tonight's attendees to have a pass by gun violence. gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly, will be in the audience. one other thing to watch for tonight is the obama rubio dynamic. rubio is slated to give the g.o.p. response to president obama's state of the union so this is really rubio's time to shine. he is the fastest-rising republican star for the party in years and tonight is his chance to impress millions of voters who have not yet formed an opinion
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
. i've read it. it says, who makes the decision is, quote, an informed, high-level official of the u.s. government, which doesn't tell us much. who is that? is that the secretary of defense? is it the cia director? is it the national security advisor? is it the president of the united states? the vice president? we don't know. so this topic really dominated the briefing yesterday. jay carney insisted on every level, we are doing the right thing. >> we have acknowledged to the united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted al-qaeda terrorists in order to present attacks on the united states and save american lives. we couple conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing threats t and save american lives. these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> legal, ethical and wise and jay carney says here is the legal authority we are talking about. >> also takes his responsibility in conducting the war against al-qaeda as authorized by congress in a way that is fully consistent with our constitution and all of the appl
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
ameritrade. michael: the city of houston ranks 10th of u.s. stiffs in crime, the 10th high effort crime city in the country behind detroit, baltimore memphis philadelphia. we move then to see he what the breakdown of the crime is in houston, and we see things that are frightening. 10,719 violent crimes, 105 murders, 332 rapes. over 4,000 robberies. firearms were used in two thirds of the reported murders in 2011 in houston. it makes you think ok, well, firefirearms are used in two thirds of those murders maybe it would be a good idea to take the firearms off the street. kyle copeland is a graduate student at the university of houston in houston texas and has an idea. we're going to let the abc affiliate tell us about it. >> to protect themselves and their homes web offers up free shotguns like this. it's all through the non-profit called the armed citizens profit. the free shotguns will be purchased with donations to his non-profit and given to law abiding single women and people who feel vulnerable in crime-ridden areas. they will pinpoint neighborhoods eligible for the shotgun give aw
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
the decisions they're making before they execute u.s. citizens without a trial. now. >>> on to mixed news, and we've got an interesting case. the old interior secretary was ken salazar, not a big fan. i felt that he favored industry far too much. the new one is sally jewel, who has just been appointed by president obama, of course, pending confirmation. this is a very important position because it controls and maintains thousands of acres gas production, coal production all come from those lands. it's a very important industry situation and public land and resources as well. she's the first woman appointed by obama in his second term to his cabinet. who is she? well, she is an engineer for mobile oil corporation. she was the parole yum egg engineer at raini er bank, and head of commercial banking at washington mutual. she was in banking for 20 years. and she was vice chairman of national park conservation, which is good news, and ceo at rei, which is pretty environmental at this conscious. this is pretty good as well. they said this energy background could diminish disapproval in the
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
them male already oppose moving this legislation anywhere in the u.s. senate. >> that's absolutely right john. in fact, the good news is that all of the republican women senators, except one, deb fisher, and all of the democrat democratic senators have signed on as cosponsors. i will say this, eric cantor we moved him enough to where he's beginning to change his rhetoric rhetoric. that's clearly not enough. he needs to change his policies. we know what the republican leadership is doing right now is they're doing what amounts to a head fake. they want to pursue their extremist policies but dress up the policies in nicer language, less extremist language. women are not fooled. and when it comes to the violence against women act men are with us. the voters will not be fooled. it will be interesting to see what happens in the next election cycle. >> john: sarah palin saw that, and it involved lipstick and pork, i believe. we'll be watching this legislation closely. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> john: pat robertson has weighed in on gays in the boy scouts and his opinion is
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
. 14 years ago today bill clinton was acquitted by the u.s. senate in his impeachment trial. 13 house republicans prosecuted him but only one of those congressmen ever made it to the senate after spending millions of taxpayer dollars in a failed partisan effort to humiliate and destroy a democratic president. that man's name? lindsey graham. here's "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang, coming up in just over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's i
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Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
press. thank you. it seems that every industry is mobilizing. the u.s. travel agency is saying long wait at airport security lines, around that may be the tip of the iceberg. in the words of the jeff free man, this could turn into a travel nightmare. and jeff free man joins us on the phone right now. he comes to us from washington tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> michael: thank you for taking the time. jeff what is your nightmare scenario with this sequester? >> i think most of our opinions here are not ours, frankly. they're formed by the government. the government is putting out the information that is "t" is predicting tsa wait times exceeding one hour. us custom wait times that could rise up to two to three hours furloughing air traffic control officials, which could lead to more delayed flights. air travel already in this country is not as efficient and commutercustomer-friendly as it needs to be and it could discourage people from traveling. >> michael: now your industry is an industry that lobbies all the time what is the difference now when you lobby congress. >> ever
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
. i'm a u.s. sailor, retired. disabled veteran. and it kills me that folks who have never been in the military want to talk about how we conduct business. >> stephanie: right. thomas i've gotten a lot of e-mails and calls with the same point basically that the military's going to use whatever tools they have at their disposal to save lives. most soldiers say it saves a lot of american soldiers' lives. >> caller: that's what it's supposed to do. >> stephanie: tom what i'm saying is i get the point as americans, we don't care about civilian casualties. we do. we always historically have. it is not wrong that it troubles people right? >> caller: right. it's not wrong but in the same sense, whenever you go to yemen and you teach people how to kill us you commit an act of treason. you get put on that list. and to make another point see it took our president two years to find osama bin laden. george bush and dick cheney and rumsfeld, we had him in afghanistan. then they called us off. but like the last caller was saying no one has gone to jail. >> stephanie: even if they sent a drone in the
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
today is still on that trip overseas and will be in paris today meeting with u.s. embassy staff. we will be right back. we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? [ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is "the bill press show". >> and the ravens i wouldn't say upset, but they tackle the san francisco 49ers. hello, everybody. it is the big topic of the day. last night's super bowl, and this hour super "full-court press" on a monday morning the morni
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
following the nine u.s. embassies consulate attacks hash tag never mind. there's just no context. nine u.s. embassies in consulate attacked during bush. if you want to go back further into context in an 18-month period when reagan was president, three separate u.s. embassies or barracks were attacked in beirut. over 300 americans were killed. not just the marines but others. >> stephanie: right. >> 18 months. after the third one reagan campaigned in iowa the next day. reporters asked him did you think about not campaigning today. he said no. we need to campaign today. so you know, the double standard throughout history is so glaring and there were no hearings, of course, during the bush years when embassies and consulates were attacked. >> most upset about benghazi are the people who voted for -- for embassy security. >> and -- the republican party -- everyone forgets about this now. that try to block the 9-11 commission investigation. dick cheney was on the phone with daschle, with democrats saying this investigation is not going to happen. >> yep. >> and now you know, we need 1
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Feb 25, 2013 3:00am PST
every dollar that the u.s. fails to collect from taxes its owed, it has to borrow money to pay for its spending. it's not only paying for the people that, you know, fail to pay their taxes but also paying investors' interest and that come back to the taxpayer in future years. i found a study that 140ed that should sec west trace go through and not be fix the and should the irs have to lay off a few thousand enforcement employees, it's probably going to cost the government $45 bill dollars and that because of future interest will translate to about $33 in-householdnot in the future for americans. >> bill: this is insane. isn't it? when you think about it? i mean the impact of it. so, when tom coburn or some other -- -- or john boehner, or some other republican legislateor says they are exaggerating this is not that bad. this is not really going to hurt, it's just wrong? >> i think it really compends upon where you are looking. i think when you look at the i felt rs, i think a lot of people, even republicans, will say that, you know, that's one area that you got to crack down on tax frau
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
many mother. you say 16,000. that's what the u.s. bishops are willing to admit to, but other scholars say that the numbers are more like 100,000. so i think this are many more victims. in terms of whether we should be hopeful for the church, my position is that i believe we have to be hopeful because so much is at risk. i mean, what's at risk is the safety of children. we know we can't undo what happened if a child's innocence is shattered but we can prevent the shattering from happening. that's what i hope church officials will do under the new regime, with the new pope. >> michael: i'm curious, barbara, before we let you go, where there is smoke there is also a new pope, there is also fire. with these allegations that i shouldn't say allegations, but rumors where benedict is stepping down? >> look, i don't think we're ever going to really ever be able to verify what the pope step down. i don't know if speculation is all that helpful. i do believe what is important to recognize is that he's stepping down, and it's important to recognize that his reign was one that took absol
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
letting the c.i.a. do open hits with guns and rifles in the u.s.? >> jennifer: and i think these are really important points that you have to have protocols you got to have structures and you got to protect the rights of american citizens, but to say that you couldn't be using drone shouldn't be using drones at all because of collateral damage. >> you get around the need of the long time it takes to get a war in. there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to set up something like that to have a check and balance here. >> jennifer: stephanie let me flip you back on the republican side. there are republicans like senator richard burr but really the fact that there is this fight on the left to get back to that question, don't you think that it assures that brennan is more likely to get confirmed by picking a lot of republican votes? >> i agree, and i also think that just jumping back to the gun argument it also helps news terms of the people who think they need guns to protect themselves from the government. so good luck against the drone with your ak-47. that's all i'm saying. >> jenn
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Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
has been michael bloomberg and his u.s. pac. he has run 200 hours of tv ad like this attacking debby halvorsong n ng un's voting history. james? >> snow is coming down in what is going to be a pretty small turnout will probably be close to minuscule given the conditions. >> michael: i mean, it's an easy political question to ask. sort of like a reflex to ask it, who does that mint if it's benefit? >> conventional wisdom is you probably have your most political active and astute and driven voters come out they might be older mostly african-american group that comes out. they would probably tend to be left of center, anti-guns, and that probably would give robin kelly, a former state senator ironically, a native new yorker who has never met bloomberg would probably give they are the edge since bloomberg's ad changed their tack a little bit about ten days ago instead of simply going an halverson the leading candidate who is backed by the nra. you would have to believe that helps her a lot. >> michael: this has been a national race because of jesse jackson jr. already p but then michael
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Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
laying the ground work for a u.s./europe trade pack and stopping iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> iron with a nuclear weapon in that region and given all that has happened is simply unacceptable. the window for a dib low mattic solution simply cannot by definition remain open forever. >> michael: back in the united states, jimmy carter has a different idea on whether negotiations can stop. >> i don't believe either of those countries is going to be suicidal off to use nuclear weapons. >> i wonder if kerry is actually listening. carter's comments came yesterday in san francisco. tonight's last eye that we have out stands for impasse, or at least the potential for one on gun reform. oklahoma republican senator tom coburn is making it painfully clear that background checks could stop a bill in its tracks. >> there will not be record keeping on legitimate law-abiding gun owners in this country, and if they want to eliminate the benefits of trying to prevent the sales to people who are mentally ill, all they have to do is have record keeping, and that will kill this bill. >> accord
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
jacki schechner. >> happy friday everyone. the u.s. postal service lost $1.2 billion in the last three months of last year but compare that to the $3.3 billion it lost in the same time frame the year before. it wants to stop saturday letter delivery starting august 1st, a move it says will save it $2 billion a year. so why is the postal service hemorrhaging money? in one word, congress. in 2006 a congressional mandate requires that the postal service prefund healthcare benefits for future retirees. it hit its $15 billion debt limit last september and isn't allowed to borrow anymore. karl rove is warning ashley judd that when it comes to political attack ads there is more where the first one came from. they attacked the actress as a radical hollywood elite. rove tells fox the opening act is just that a starter, and all together the spot ran him less than $13,000 to create and post online. last year's the political organizations affiliated with rove spent an estimated $105 billion in total on ads, and advocacy. we'll have more show coming up after the break. stay with us. rich, che
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> stephanie: here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. former u.s. surgeon general, c edward coop has passed away. he served until '89 and as a former smoker he became a strong anti-smoking advocate launching a campaign in 1984 to try to get the country smoke free. he was not one to shy away from a conversation about safe sex. since it has been about 600 years since a pope has resigned the vatican having to answer some questions about what comes next. the vatican saying today that pope benedict the 16th will become an amaretus pope and will still wear his white robe. some cardinals are concerned about the confusion which may emerge having both a new pope and a retired pope living within the vatican walls and sharing a secretary. but the spokesman says these decisions are all being very well thought out. the pope will hold his final public audience tomorrow. some comical words by nancy pelosi today, addressing house speakers john boehner's assertion. she says that the republicans aren't just kicking the can down the road it's more like they are nudging the potato across the ta
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
. states on the u.s./mexico border may be the first places to suffer from cartel violence. by no means are they the last. all of the latin-american drug gangs to fight on through on your way to work, he says guns would help that. >> bill: this is why you need an ar-15 in every house in columbus ohio. >> after hurricane sandy we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitions see. looters ran wild. there was no food, water or electricity. if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. it is the most paranoid thing i have ever read. it is crazy! >> bill: he is certifiably insane. >> we'll tweet out a link. >> bill: i can't believe the nra doesn't recognize that. every time they put him out in front, they lose ground. >> he's not helping. >> bill: alex, that gets back to the issue of ticking through some of the things -- the main ideas in the president's state of the union address very, very passionate ending talking about gun violence and gun safety and his proposal saying gun violence -- hard to argue with that. >>
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
the administration does not need to admit when it targets a u.s. citizen during a drone strike. republican rep mike lee is outraged saying any time the government executes a citizen it is a serious issue. and that congress should have a full accounting of her decision even if ultimately it's kept classified. hillary clinton will start giving paid speeches later this year according to an exclusive report from politico. the harry walker agency is representing clinton and she's likely to pull in six figures for each appearance. putting her among the best paid speakers in the history of the circuit. but clinton will give some speeches for free depending on the cause and will sometimes donate the money to charity. >>> and british petroleum is headed to court next week in a new case of liability over the deep water horizon spill. bp has already agreed to pay more than $30 billion in fines settlements and cleanup costs. next week's trial will wrap together hundreds of claims against bp to determine how much additional money the company has to pay according to the clean water act. bp s
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
white house has basically revealed yes, we're executing u.s. citizens without a trial and due process. did we mention that one of them was a 16-year-old boy? >> well initial reports describe him as a 20 something militant with al-qaeda, he was 16 years old and there is no public evidence he was a member of the al-qaeda network in yemen. >> you're not going to be surprised to find i'm a little outraged on that. >> there was a shooting in 2005 in at a coma washington, the man shot five times in a wheelchair company now. we're going to talk to him about it. if you think you know what he's going to say, you don't. tune in for that. it's going to be a real interesting conversation. >> every time, it's here we go again. >> it stirs up old feelings. >> i'm annoyed. people are embracing evil, and i've never understood that. >> the story of a woman who was raped in our military and the incredible lack of justice she received. her husband's going to be on the show to talk about it, too a powerful show. it's go time. >> cenk: we start with a story that's got my blood boiling the drone pr
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
u.s. citizens without a trial. president obama, as soon as the law allowed. i would close gitmo, send everyone in there to a maximum security prison in colorado where we have nickels who was part of oklahoma city bombing where we have the union in uni bomber and the original world trade center bombing terrorist. i think we are strong enough, and we will do it, and i challenge you to defy me. speaking of defying him, one final thing. we have a consumer financial protection bureau. the republicans say we're going to block him. we won't let you get him confirmed. if i was president obama i'd say hey listen. that's easy enough. underneath richard cordray i'm going to nominate neil bar ox vs confident y. he was inspector general for tarp, and he's got no love lost for these banks that are doing out of control risk with our money. you want to get rid of court ray, that problem. you want to get rid of barovsky? i'll put in dennis kucinich. that's how you do a strong state of the union. president obama will enter tonight, shake a lot of hands my guess is his speech will not be quite as
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
air, but don't worry, u.s. coal companies are getting in on the act too. >> jennifer: pollution readings in beijing, china were the worst on record last month. they advised the elderly, children and people with respiratory to just stay in doors. the air was so bad it was literally off of the charts. the air quality index maxes out at 500. in the chinese capitol, the reading hit a whopping 755. a major culprit behind the toxic smog was coal. china is the largest consumer of coal. and its appetite for coal isn't waning any time soon. it currently has 620 coal-fired power plants with another 363 coal fired power plants in the works. coal is of course among the dirtist of fossil fuels. here is a dirty little secret some of this coal comes from america, and if big coal has its way, there will be much more en route to asia. the u.s. coal industry is currently campaigning hard to ramp up the amount of coal that we export. they are hoping to bill five new ocean terminals in washington and oregon where u.s. coal would be shipped abroad to china and india. those terminals would dramatical
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
the chinese government to dozens of cyberattacks on u.s. banks government agencies and other industries. abc has the details from washington. >> reporter: the cyberattacks have hit some of the largest u.s. constitutions, banks, military contractors and energy companies. and a new report from an u.s. cybersecurity firm points the finger at the chinese government. this nondescript office in shanghai is believed headquarters for a chinese army unit. the chinese government and military deny the accuindications butaccusationsbut there is skepticism. >> they're not going to allow this amount of hacking without controlling it. >> reporter: 100 organizations and companies were hacked, including coca-cola. how does this type of international hacking affect average americans? u.s. investigators say this amounts to economic he espionage it could cost countless americans jobs. >> there is no question about it. cyberwarfare cyberattacks, cybertheft are the future. >> reporter: today the white house would not comment directly on the report. >> we have repeatedly raised our concerns about t
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u.s. dollar and that means that oil goes up. >> no, idiot! ugh! >> then everything would be affected! >> once again -- >> stephanie: the feds making gas prices go -- i've never heard that. [ applause ] >> i'm an american. i'm appalled. what is ben bernanke doing? >> stuart varney has no idea how the economic system works. no wonder fox business is tanking. just saying. >> get you to invest in trillion dollar platinum coins. better than -- >> stephanie: wow. you're going to try that again? remember newt gingrich ran with the gas push thing? that was his prop for his campaign. i should have asked him if he had one of those left over when i ran into him at the charlotte airport. can i have one of those things? don't you have one of chose khashkies? >> acting as if gas prices go up simultaneously everywhere in the country. they don't! they've been consistently higher out here. >> we're switching over to the summer blend pretty soon. >> stephanie: it is like starbucks christmas blend. okay. mark he will vin because he's so pleasant to listen to. >> our biggest problem is barack obama and
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news today is because 53 of our u.s. senators have been urging obama to sign the permit. they don't care about what it's going to do to the climate. later, we'll talk about the financial aspects of this. michael hastierings, you ever more on this story. it's a little ridiculous. >> it's a 1700-mile pipeline. it's been delayed a number of times now but the governor of nebraska has just signed off on it, and now the fate of it rests in president obama's hands and people in nebraska are not happy about it. there's already been protests trying to stop it. >> from native american drums to grassroots speaking out gems the oil pipeline, taking they are fight to the state capitol. >> everybody takes it for granted, water. we can't take it for granted. if a drop of oil gets in there there goes our water. >> transcanada wants to build it to the gulf of mexico, passing through nebraska. a state evaluation finds the new route still passes over the action i didn't fer but avoids the sand hills, one of the reasons why the governor approved the project. >> we're always concerned about a spill but
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has been elected to the u.s. senate for massachusetts. [ laughter ] >> you heard it hear first, dickmorris..com.org.net. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay, michelle malkin. >> out here in the real word the medical device tax is causing layoffs across the country, the fact that so many people who were intending to go into medicine are no longer going into medicine. and the fact that so many small businesses doctors who were individual practitioners are either bailing and retiring all together or going into concierge care. people are shutting down their practice as they used to be constituted, dropping insurance all together, where now only the wealthiest can pay for care. congratulations obamacare heck of a job. >> stephanie: wow. first of all that's michelle malkin talking about brain drain on fox. secondly, there are no more doctors. >> yeah, it's going to be hysterical when we talk about obamacare, because it's so close, october of this year you'll be able to enroll in obamacare, and the moment the first applications come in collectively the right-wing world will explode. >> st
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u.s. government has determined." what i've been trying to find out and i tried to ask jay carney at the briefing, i did not get called on. who are we talking about here? who is this informed high-level official of the u.s. government? is it the director of the c.i.a.? is it the secretary of defense? is it the president? who is it? do you know? >> no. i think the assumption has always been it is the president. >> bill: so he himself would put a check alongside of every american that we wanted to kill saying -- go for it. >> "the new york times" and "the washington post" in reporting how this killing program operates says that the decisions are ultimately made by the president. it is his order. but what this is saying is that informed high-level official, that sounds like bureaucrats are making the decision. >> bill: could be some mid-level guy out in mclean in c.i.a. headquarters. >> that's right. that's one of the many questions that john brennan should be asking -- asked today by the senators. because this is too important. this is a serious break from the law. there is no court in
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
to korea, they're conducting nuclear tests, what can the u.s. do in that space that hasn't already been done, and is this an opportunity for us to to engage china? >> well, it's a tough opportunity. north korea i think we have to keep a couple of things in mind. we obviously need to respond in some way. they can't be allowed to get away with this. they didn't kill anybody but nuclear tests are not acceptable in the modern world. the idea that i'm trying to think there is whether any additional sanctions that we try to impose on them should be temporary on the condition that they not test again. the idea being that you would like kim jung-un this new 30-year-old leader to get a chance to establish himself. maybe he needed to allow the nuclear test to please the hard linessers. maybe he felt inexperienced to quickly take on the hard liners. i'm not necessarily saying that he's a reformer but we want to allow that possibility down the road. a punishment that is firm but temporary may be the way to break out of this logjam, and china may go along with that more readily than slapping on
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it's ok to add u.s. citizens to assassination lists, and take not only them out, but their 16-year-old sons who are also u.s. citizens, if they think that it's ok that we send drones over, you know, president obama ther night in the state of the union got this great applause for saying we're finally bringing our troops back home. he didn't say anything about the fact that we're continuing the drone war program, the killings of thousands of people, many of the vast majority of them innocent civilians men women and children creating so much more hatred toward the united states. cenk: i think you're absolutely right about that. we talk about it on "the young turks" all the time. the problem is in my experience, people don't actually take to the streets unless it concerns them. when you talk about the drone program, it rates anywhere between 83% to 55% depending on how you ask the question, but it's very popular. why? because they're not the ones getting droned. in vietnam there were huge protester because people were going to go to vietnam and die. they didn't want to do that. the lab
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because you're going to be going up the u.s.-- >> john: drones? >> yes artillery pieces tanks i don't know. f 102s, something bigger than that. >> john: i will have a right to tanks and anthrax, go on please. >> so sensible regulations on assault weapons are really not going to change the odds one way or another in the coming showdown between your local militia and the u.s. army. >> john: you have a quote in the article that i believe you'll catch heat for. quote, i believe the ideology of libertarianism with its twin gods of market and mangum are not just bankrupting us, it's killing us. if that is the case how do we push back on that ideology? >> let's go back and think about it. it's a really interesting situation where we're just coming out of this financial crisis. i wrote the book about the financial crisis, the tea party movement and reaction. pity the billionaire where you have a financial disaster brought about by deregulation. what do they say? bring more deregulation. get completely out of the picture, and everything will be fun. that's the same with the guns. massacre afte
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it's good for all current workers in the u.s. immigrants in this country right now are often exploited by their employers or paid at lower wages than they should be. they are not given the benefits they should be. it gives them a path at work and raises their wages, which is good for everybody in the labor movement. >> jennifer: you are at a conference, and immigration reform is probably one of the subjects that you are talking about, does the uaw or labor in general have outreach programs to enlist new immigrants? >> we're very strongly in favor of immigration reform as a path to citizenships. we run into immigrants that are great workers and work hard and they should be treated equally. in the auto industry we do a lot of international work and the economies that are not moving forward, in both cases they have really strong restrictions on immigration. and immigrants pay payroll taxes, social security taxes, sales taxes. they put much more into the system than they ever take out. so it's a question of fairness a question of how we strengthen american workers and protect the
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-author with senator hagel of global zero report on u.s. nuclear policy. that came in for some tough detroitcriticism and you worked with senator chuck hagel. what kind of defense secretary do you think he would be? >> i think he would an superb defense secretary. he has made clear in these hearingshearings under difficult circumstances that he's mainstream and he supports what the president sports--supports. i think he has carefully calculated and honest views in how and what we should be proceeding in the world. we are part of it. we clearly need a defense second to none in this particular issue. but we also have to be thoughtful about how we move ahead. i think he's conscious as we all are of the fact that expenditures are going to go down in the days ahead and he will be called upon to make difficult judgments for the president. i have every confidence from my knowledge of him that he will give the president the correct and proper adjustment. >> you called him a man of independent judgment. it seems that's what he was being punished for up on capitol hill. do you think that they
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
from the u.s. military. outrageous. then we'll go inside the fiscal cliff to tell what you happened. >> he said i'm giving you $100 billion in tax revenue what do i get for it? the president said nothing. >> all right new front line documentary on that great new information. and then dorner, the man they're doing the manhunt for here in los angeles. >> i'm going to look in these allegations again. we're going to reopen the investigation and take a look at what--at all the facets of that investigation. >> i know it's a good story but i'm glad to see "magnum p.i." coming over from hawai'i to do that investigation. >> i believe everyone in america believes this moment when we got bin-laden. >> obama: tonight i can report to the people of america and to the world that our operations killed owe sam bin. sow sam bin-laden. no americans were killed. they killed osama bin laden and took custody of his body. >> cenk: we know who the shooter s and we know he has left the military after 16 years of service, and we also know he will not be getting any benefits in terms of healthcare, etc. that
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we had american airlines and u.s. air -- >> i think it was mcdonald's and burger king if i read twitter right yesterday. >> bill: yes that was a hoax. >> on the sequester we're taking comments on twitter @bpshow. mkw says sequester is happening because the super wealthy don't want to invest more in america. democrats are willing to compromise. and we talked about how colorado is welcoming pot tourism to their state. don griffith says in a way the new pot laws in colorado will save a lot of people money on trips to amsterdam. >> bill: there you go. grown in america smoked in america. nancy where did the sequester come from? who's idea was it? was it really president obama's idea? what are the facts? >> bob woodward's book about the budget-control act, and the debt ceiling talks are the best account of how this came to be. and according to that book, the idea was originally the white house's. they took the legislative language that had been there before -- >> bill: this is when -- if i can just -- that they were at logger heads over the debt ceiling. and somebody at the white hous
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relationship between our two nations. participate ppt has sent a letter to congress explaining why the u.s. has sent a total of 100 military personnel to niger. he said it is intelligence depreciation. we're now a week away from the sequester, and the white house mood is calm. president obama has made calls to both house speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell but said in one of three radio interviews that he is not sure whether either is planning to budge. and organizing for action is holding a day of action today in an attempt to mobilize some 2.2 million people to help put the president's gun control agenda. they are holding more than 180 verdicts in 80 congressional districts to try to push congress to take action. calling for universal checks. they support the participate's full agenda including renewal of the assault weapons ban, and limit on high-capacity magazines, but they are starting with the background checks. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com i can't stan
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caused a blast in cur i can outside the u.s. embassy. at least one other person has been seriously injured. so far no one has claimed responsibility. another consideration would be some sort of iranian attack in retaliation for an israel air strike. for the first time tomorrow senior officials from the united states and russia will get together to talk about political transition in syria. joining them will be membersover the united nations. the goal is to end the civil war that has now killed some 60,000 people. today is secretary of state hillary clinton's last day on the job. she has repeatedly dodged questions about running for president in 2016. we're back where more show after the break. happy friday. stay with us. ♪ what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sur
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travel with the president today as will u.s. secretary of the navy ray mavis. house speaker boehner is not budging on negotiations. congress is back on the hill today after nine days of break and boehner says a deal is not up to him. it is up to the senate. last session the house passed legislation offering up alternate savings not tax increases though, toward the sequester but the proposals died in the senate. boehner is saying the house has already done its part. it will not vote on another measure until the senate passes its own proposal. most democrats are agreeing a deal must include new revenue in addition to savings but boehner says the president got his tax increase and he's not willing to give in on another. this means yet again congress is down to the 11th hour. lawmakers have just three days to reach a compromise or else $85 billion in cuts will go into effect on friday. more bill up next. stay with us. look like new, longer. can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pa
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nominee chuck hagel. american american airlines has merged with u.s. air to create our largest airline. as if that's not enough, a whole bunch of meteorites have slammed into a town in the ural mountains of russia. we will look at that and more on the full court fritz. first, off we go out to los angeles to check in with the latest current news update from lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. as we have been talking about, chuck hagel is making history as the first presidential appointee ever to be blocked from the secretary of defense position. just last night, senators failed to move forward on hagel's nomination. the procedural vote was 58 to 40 falling two votes shy of the six he needed to break the fill filibuster filibuster. you thought you were lucky with one day off. the senators get a whole week. they won't be back in session until next monday, february 25th, meaning hagel's next vote is delayed at least until then. that gives republicans 10 full days including financial disclose user and speech transcripts. even lindsey graham w
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basically they were saying the u.s. has already decided to invade and you know, the u.s. is just going to be interested in justifying a war rather than preventing it. as you said, how does the american press respond? it yawned. >> five weeks. virtually no mention. that was leaked in may of 2005. it was a very big deal. as you said, it was memos from august, before the war. and blair is meeting with his top advisers in d.c. they said by the way we're going to war. everything you're hearing is a snow job. they're fixing the intelligence around this invasion. so this was like the holy grail. it is like what everyone had assumed and for five weeks the american press did nothing. and you know, i was in islam at the time. i remember reporting that. i got comments from a. p. and "usa today." they admitted we totally blew it. we should have done it. but that was the mindset. you were not supposed to push back. you were not supposed to uncover this gigantic lie at the center of the iraq war. >> stephanie: think how many people would be alive if the press had done their job. that unfortuna
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threatens u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. america's military budget would be slashed, border security, law enforcement, aviation safety and many other programs would all have diminished resources. now a they have to do is gray to cut a matching trillion dollars plus out of programs like social security which voters overwhelmingly want untouched and boehner and the republicans will make the sequester go away. well, that's not going to happen. shouldn't the speaker be willing to compromise and take it off the table even if that meant to graying to revenue hikes tax increases for those who can easily afford tax increases? apparently that's not going to happen either. meanwhile, in action is having its consequences. the defense department told some 800,000 civilian employees to prepare for unpaid days off once these cuts take place. secretary of state john kerry warned allowing the sequester is bad for the nation's foreign policy as well. >> it's hard to tell the leadership of any number of countries that they have to resolve their economic issues if we don't reso
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, but the term of the deal closes itself when he says, i wish i had done more. we have a former u.s. attorney general involved here. are sports and politics mixing more than it used to, or are the american people talking about it more. >> there has been a profound shift since 2008, and there is a whole chapter about penn state in the book. three huge events since 2008 that have totally taken sports and politics and turned them on their head, made the sports page really an irrelevant space to even talk about sports. the first is the economic crisis in 2008 and the way it's triggered four different lockouts in sports in the last year, and the way we talk about labor issues and unions in sports as much as we talk about who is winning and who is losing. i'm not saying that lebron james is going to be on the streets with a sign that says "will dunk for food." but this idea of corporate welfare, money and staid stadiums has been a discussion. >> john: and it made them care about unions for the very first time. >> for the very first time, and then they forgot. there are other issues as wel
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Feb 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
it has, but apparently not enough. that's my opinion. but it is the opinion of the u.s. supreme court. the court heard arguments on the 1965 voting rightest act that mandates that states with racial discrimination history get [ inaudible ]. justice scalia said quote . . . >> he added that congress only renewed it because it was politically expedient, saying even the name of it so wonderful, the voting's right act. who is going to vote against that. for the latest i'm joined by "huffington post" reporter ryan reilly. he joins us from washington, d.c. where he was in the court chambers today. it is always secretive in the supreme court. what was the scene inside the courtroom like today? >> it was pretty -- there was very -- sort of -- very pop -- you know, obviously the voting right's act is a very popular piece of legislation with a lot of civil right's groups, and it has had an enormous people with a lot of people, and prevented discrimination for nearly 50 years now. within the courtroom you had a lot of groups that support this legislation. i think it has been very effective
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